The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is located in the east central part of California.
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Welcome to the Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit!

[Graphic]: Depicts the location of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in the state of California.Over 78% of the area around the lake is public land managed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service.  Totaling over 150,000 acres, this land includes beaches, hiking and biking trails, wilderness, historic estates and developed recreation areas such as campgrounds and riding stables.  The forest is managed to provide access for the public and to protect the natural resources of the area.  We hope you will join us in ensuring that the lake and surrounding lands Read More

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Celebrating America’s Newest National Monument: The San Gabriel Mountains

The san Gabriel Mountains loom behind the Los Angeles skyline.

On October 10, 2014, President Obama traveled to Los Angeles, California to designate the San Gabriel Mountains as America’s newest national monument. In many ways, this nation’s story is etched into its land, and as the President recognized, each of our monuments provides us with an important cultural bridge between our past and our future.


Fall Color in the Lake Tahoe Basin

An outbuilding sits among golden aspen.

Fall is a beautiful season in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Follow the link above for information on fall color viewing locations, photos and a link to the National Fall color website. 


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US Forest Service Keeping Score on Climate Change

The massive Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska

Day after day we’re seeing more impacts from climate change, and many concerned folks want to know what exactly their government is doing about it. Follow the link above to read more.

Western US mule deer habitat improves based on partnership restoration efforts

Mule deer are often found browsing on national forests and grasslands in the West.

The mule deer on the Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest in Utah are happy foragers these days thanks to a dedicated effort to improve their habitat. Read more at the link above.

 




Forest Service gets to the heart of wildland firefighters

A crew of wildland firefighters begins their trek into a fire.

A seven-minute video, “The Heart of a Firefighter,” takes viewers close to being as firefighter through a small screen. Follow link above to watch video and read more.

Forest Service opts to restore wetlands, remove Incline Lake Dam

Crew members walk across Incline Dam spillway

A decision to restore wetlands and remove the dam at the site of the former Incline Lake was issued in early September 2014. Visit the link above to read more.



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